posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:49 PM
The issue here isn't driver's licenses. The issue is how much the government should intrude in our lives. Some of you seem absolutely insistent that
you need the government to validate and approve your every move, make sure you are competent to breathe. You are really advocating a Nanny State. And
when you express anti-government sentiment you're actually wanting the government to be bigger, such as providing your health care for you because
you think health care is a right that ought to be provided to you by government.
You need a birth certificate so the government can acknowledge you are alive.
You need a marriage license so the government can ensure you are properly married.
You need a death certificate so the government can agree that you are actually dead, not that you care, but your survivors do.
Meanwhile you need license after license so that the government can acknowledge and approve that you have certain skills needed to live your life.
Excuse me, but you are saying the GOVERNMENT is supposed to ensure you have requisite skills?? The "I''m from the government and I'm here to
help" government?? I'm sorry, but that does not convince me I am well protected.
The real issue here is do we need government to do all these things for us, or can we do them ourselves? One of the objections here, for example, is
"Would you get into a taxi cab with someone who didn't have a driver's license. How horrible!." Private industry has a way of filling those kinds
of holes. So Yellow Cab advertises, "All our drivers are graduates of the Yellow Cab Driving School." and right in the cab is their certificate of
graduation. Are you still so frightened? It's the same with an airline. Do you think Alaska Airlines is going to allow a pilot to fly one of their
737s without proper instruction? Bear in mind that they are liable. Of course not. Now, who do you trust to provide a better education, Alaska
Airlines or the government?
We can go on and on with examples, but the basic idea is that we can take care of ourselves better than the government can take care of us. That's
what the Tenth Amendment is all about: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are
reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." State constitutions, by and large, are even more restrictive. In other wordss, if the
constitution does not specifically enumerate a power to government, it isn't there.
For those of you who feel the government is responsible for you from cradle to grave I feel sorry for you. I don't know that you have ever really
lived or tasted freedom.